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21 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's X/TEN Album Released In The UK w/ Bonus Tracks

Def Leppard 2002. Def Leppard 2002

Def Leppard released their eighth studio album X/Ten on this day in 2002 in the UK.

The band's tenth overall album release was issued on 12th August 2002 in the UK.

Unlike the North American version which featured a white X on a black background this one had a black X against a white background.

It also featured two bonus tracks in 'Kiss The Day' and an acoustic version of 'Long Long Way To Go'.

This album had been just over a year in the making and saw the band letting in more of a modern pop influence than previous releases. It also saw them work with a number of outside songwriters and co-producers. One song started with Mutt Lange's involvement was not included.

Mostly produced by the band and Pete Woodroffe. Current co-producer Ronan McHugh was also involved in the production and would become the band's out front sound man on the 2002/2003 world tour.

Led by the first single 'Now' the album would enter the US charts at Number 11 and Number 14 in the UK. That song became a minor hit in the UK and the second single 'Long Long Way To Go' would be their last UK Top 40 chart entry in April 2003.

The album received a mixed reaction from fans and critics alike but still featured some great songs.

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